Watch Live as SpaceX attempts to make history, again, by landing its rocket on a special build drone ship, at the Pacific Ocean. Update…
SpaceX succeeded in its primary mission, delivering the Jason-3 oceanographic satellite into orbit, but Falcon 9’s first stage rocket reached the drone ship, and crashed on landing.
Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base is scheduled for Sunday at 1:42pm Eastern.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will carry NASA’s Jason-3, an ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, then attempt to land on a drone ship in the Pacific ocean.
SpaceX’s drone ship “Just Read The Instructions” is the landing target for the reusable Falcon 9 rocket.
Aiming to launch this weekend and (hopefully) land on our droneship. Ship landings needed for high velocity missions https://t.co/n6j0mExAqM
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 12, 2016
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